#848 better Windows x64 behaviour

Won't_Implement
open
SciTE (236)
3
2011-08-26
2011-08-26
Anonymous
No

As there is no x64 build, opening files in specific Windows x64 folders (namely "c:\windows\system32") can lead to some confusion.
Simple test: Take a Windows 7 x64, create a text file with notepad in "c:\windows\system32" and put some content in it. Try to open it in SciTE. In the standard file dialog it won't even show up. You can try opening it with the Shell-Extension, but the opened file will be empty. The reason is Windows' built in folder redirection which shows you the contents of "c:\windows\syswow64". This can (temporarily) be switched off with "Wow64DisableWow64FsRedirection" from within the calling thread. I tried it in some simple scripts and it works, but building SciTE is beyond my capabilities.
(you can actually get to the test file through "c:\windows\sysnative", but that is somewhat cumbersome and I *think* only implemented since Vista)

Discussion

  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2011-08-26

    This does not seem to be a common need. The file dialogs are likely to fail if filesystem redirection is turned off. I will not be working on this.

     
  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2011-08-26
    • assigned_to: nobody --> nyamatongwe
    • priority: 5 --> 3
    • milestone: --> Won't_Implement
     

Log in to post a comment.